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Sampler: T.11-1938

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Linen band sampler embroidered with linen thread and a small amount of coloured silk and silver metal thread in hem, double running and satin stitch; there is some cut and drawn work with needle weaving and needlepoint lace filling stitches. There is a plain selvedge at the bottom, the sides are hemmed and the top is buttonholed. The whitework sampler is divided into fifteen horizontally arranged bands with a variety of geometric and floral motifs and two pictorial sections. The wider one of these sections depicts Judith, her maid and the head of Holofernes; the other a mermaid. All the figures have silk and metal thread detailing.

Legal notes

Mrs H.A Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 67.5 cm
Length: 27.3/4 in
Width: 13.5 cm
Width: 5.1/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Longman, H. A., Mrs

Dating

17th Century
After 1601 CE - Before 1701 CE

Note

The sampler has possibly been cut and is there fore incomplete

Materials used in production

detailing Silk detailing Silver metal thread ground and thread Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen band sampler embroidered with linen thread and a small amount of coloured silk and silver metal thread in hem, double running and satin stitch; there is some cut and drawn work with needle weaving and needlepoint lace filling stitches. There is a plain selvedge at the bottom, the sides are hemmed and the top is buttonholed.
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.11-1938
Primary reference Number: 110742
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 20 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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